DSST* Study Guide

History of the Soviet Union

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the History of the Soviet Union exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the DSST* Exam

The Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate upper-level course on Soviet history. InstantCert's course for this subject starts with a quick background history of Russia, then moves on to an in-depth look at the formation and history of the Soviet Union, and finally, its collapse.

Topics Covered in this Course

Reform and Collapse
Perestroika and glasnos
Retreat from Eastern Europe
End of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The Khrushchev Years
Succession struggle
De-Stalinization
Foreign affairs
The Brezhnev Era
Growth and stagnation
Political scene: stability, corruption, dissent
Postwar Stalinism
Domestic affairs
Foreign affairs
The Second World War
Prewar foreign relations
The war
Prewar Stalinism
Collectivization
Industrialization
Reign of terror
Cultural regimentation
New Economic Policy (NEP)
Economics
Struggle for power
Foreign relations
Cultural experimentation
The Revolutionary Period 1914-1921
The First World War
February/March Revolution
Interim
Bolshevik Revolution
Civil War
Russia Under the Old Regime
Governing Institutions
Economics
Culture and Society
The Empire
Revolutionary movements

Customer Test Results for this Exam

315 users submitted test results since January, 2006.
308 of those users reported a passing score (98%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
Feb 13, 2020passed410
Jan 31, 2020passed424
Jan 16, 2020passed424
Dec 12, 2019passed453
Oct 25, 2019passed417
Oct 15, 2019passed443
Oct 1, 2019passed434
Oct 1, 2019passed436
Oct 1, 2019passed434
Sep 25, 2019passed426
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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